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  • Remembering Our Humanity is the Key to Peace

    Apr 13, 2014

    Back in the 1980s there was a very, very widespread understanding of what was going to happen if there were a nuclear war.  We’ve lost that understanding, by and large.  Certainly, in the general ...

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  • Why and Who the FDIC Is Suing

    Apr 13, 2014

    Taxpayers are paying billions of dollars for a swindle pulled off by the world’s biggest banks, using a form of derivative called interest-rate swaps; and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation h...

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  • Senator Liz Warren’s Post Office Proposal

    Mar 14, 2014

    by Ellen Brown Investigative reporter Greg Palast is usually pretty good at peering behind the rhetoric and seeing what is really going on. But in tearing into Senator Elizabeth Warren’s support of ...

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  • Reaching Critical Will

    Mar 14, 2014

    Ray Acheson of the “Reaching Critical Will” project and a member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), read the following statement during the closing session of...

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  • Corporate Tax Amnesty

    Feb 17, 2014

    On January 17, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and nine of their colleagues introduced the Senate version of Congressman John Delaney’s proposal providing a tax amnesty for profi...

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  • The Arc of Justice and the Long Run Hope, History, and Unpredictability

    Dec 23, 2013

    By Rebecca Solnit North American cicada nymphs live underground for 17 years before they emerge as adults. Many seeds stay dormant far longer than that before some disturbance makes them germinate. So...

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  • A Revolution is Already Happening

    Nov 30, 2013

    by Michael Townsend Capitalism is at the crossroads. Since the onset of the worst financial crisis in living memory, capitalism is suffering a crisis of liquidity, reliability, and confidence. It is f...

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  • Historical Sparks

    Oct 01, 2013

    By Chris Hedges Editor’s note: Chris Hedges will be giving a talk titled “The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies” on Oct. 13 in the Los Angeles area. Click here for mor...

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  • Lest We Forget

    Sep 28, 2013

    by Chris Theodore A night ago, I watched a film called The Last Train, the story about the last transport train of German Jews from Berlin to the Auschwitz and Birkenau death camps. It was a transport...

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  • What Happened in Cyprus Could Happen Here

    Jun 29, 2013

    by Rudy Avizius If you knew someone with a gambling problem, you probably would not give them your money to hold. If you knew that they had placed bets that were 30 to 70 times more than the amount of...

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